Nicaragua 2012 trip diary: On our way

By Tina Romenesko

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  -Lau Tzu

Headed for Nicaragua TODAY – for a medical mission – my first!  The opportunity is part of the Dining for Women program – thanks to Jill Haas for inviting me to be a part of the Milwaukee chapter.  I will have the opportunity to visit numerous projects funded by this group – including a completely independent women’s sewing cooperative in Managua.

Our mission is cervical cancer screenings with PINCC – Prevention International – No more Cervical Cancer. Its the 4th trip for this group to Nicaragua – so our 9 DFW volunteers will help fill in wherever needed for our 5 days at a regional hospital in León Nicaragua.  Scrubs are packed along with a large duffel bag filled with sterile gloves (thanks Lisa Swartzmiller) and hospital gowns and more scrubs (thanks again, Jill Haas) !  Just a carry on and a back pack for me.

Stay tuned for more updates.  Hasta pronto.